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Saturday, May 18, 2024


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Deities, Paragons, and Legends: Storytelling in Chinese Pictorial Arts

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street,
San Francisco, California, USA
Oct 13, 2023 To Jul 08, 2024


Detail: This selection of paintings, textiles, and lacquerware illustrates well-known historical stories and love romances, tales of popular deities and heroic figures, and anecdotes of filial sons and celebrated scholars in Chinese art. For centuries, these fascinating images and their inscriptions were used to inform, entertain, and instruct various audiences, whether for religious persuasion, social engagement, cultural statement, or moral teaching. A showcase of these narrative or figural images in various mediums illuminates the deeply rooted visual cultural tradition that has existed in Chinese society across dynasties.

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